December 2, 2022
November 30, 2022
Speaking the Eames Institute, they have a (virtual) magazine to share stories about people, projects, and ideas that are shaping a better tomorrow. I kinda wish it was a real magazine, had an RSS feed or both!
November 26, 2022
November 25, 2022
November 22, 2022
November 21, 2022
Kristy Sellars on America’s Got Talent
She's billed as a pole dancer, but it's more than that. And her performance transcends the annoying way this television show is edited.
November 18, 2022
November 17, 2022
November 15, 2022
November 2, 2022
More AI, this time, step by step instructions
On how to train and develop prompts for impressive outputs of illustrated portraits of a person. Sidenote: Matt Haughey has been doubling down on posting short and longform content on his blog. So. Good.
From real to animated AR
Yup, more with the AI stuff. This particular thread by Sergei Galkin details the steps to transfer a physical toy to the digital world in very short order.
Andy Baio goes deep on the state of images generated from AI along with the ethical (and legal) debates. An excellent long read.
The Creative Switch
Ralph Hammer suggests changing your mood space to create options. Couldn’t hurt eh?
October 28, 2022
October 27, 2022
Performant Mental Health
Five-part series designed to ignite greater awareness of mental health issues at home and at work by Suzanne Moll and Eddie Brouse, edited by Cameron Moll
October 24, 2022
Cincinnati’s first chili parlor
Dann Woellert explores the history of this local dish on its 100th anniversary.
October 23, 2022
October 21, 2022
October 19, 2022
October 18, 2022
I worry about the things I love…
"and the ways of doing and being that I love, becoming old-fashioned or whatever. But there’s two sides to everything. The crazier the world gets, the more there’s people looking for ways to make it not so crazy. I’ve put my foot in the camp of the people who are trying to make the world less crazy" - John Porcellino / via Brandon Schaefer
October 17, 2022
It’s none of your business.
"You’ve created something – a drawing, a layout, a video, a piece of code, or a blog post – and after you’re more or less done, you pause and you look at it. And you don’t like it." Mattias Ott bridges this thinking with wisdom from Lynda Barry
October 13, 2022
Do it poorly
Motivation in the thread.
October 11, 2022
Nothing great is made alone
Wonderful work from Collins sharing the Figma story. Bonus? Reading the "+ Project Information" backstory to get a sense of the journey.
October 7, 2022
Explaining how Stable Diffusion works
I've a better understanding of AI image generation thanks to Jay Alammar.
Simon Collison’s Site Nonsite journey continues with a second EP. Two songs streaming now. More records should have release notes for each track like Simon has provided (scroll down).
If you're looking for horror movies to get psyched up for Halloween, Rob has a list. Check them out, his life depends on it.
October 6, 2022
The Doodle House
Mr. Doodle's project over the last few years is quite impressive. Dedication and consistency FTW.
October 5, 2022
October 4, 2022
I have the sudden urge to modify an old iPod with an SD card.
October 3, 2022
September 29, 2022
Teenage Engineering Record Factory
Compact and portable record cutter that allows you to create your own 5” vinyl records and playback in lo-fi sound. WHOA + NEATO! / via Tom
September 27, 2022
September 25, 2022
The angle and rotation speed of the planets
Someone remixed Dr James O'Donoghue's animation with faces. This makes science concepts easy to grok.
Change lighting of photos with AI. It's free, so there's all that comes with that. But it's also pretty dang good.
September 21, 2022
Had I never seen these before? I have no idea, but they're neato.
September 17, 2022
September 14, 2022
Macaulay’s fit checks
Using the new background removal feature in iOS
September 12, 2022
September 7, 2022
Paul Rand’s Logo Presentation Books
A trove of logo concept books from Rand. Many of these identity studies weren't approved. Still great to peruse.
September 6, 2022
Linotype & Machinery
Doug Wilson toured the British Linotype factory to see what remains. He brought together history and oodles of photos in his post.
September 2, 2022
Guided Breathing for Beginners (11 minutes)
My friend Tom just sent this link and raved saying, "Don't worry if you can't hold your breath the whole time." I just did it and it lowered my heart rate considerably. Can I start every day doing this?
August 31, 2022
August 30, 2022
Visions Not Previously Seen
Barbara “Bobbie” Stauffacher Solomon mixed Swiss graphic design principles with West Coast Pop art stylings, essentially creating supergraphics, and in doing so shaped the history of design. / Revisiting this link for inspiration